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Old 10-20-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Rivers 2 Oceans Aquariums
1370 dundas street east
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905 808 4658

Have you been by? How was your experience?
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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Good Honest Service from Ryan. Good pricing on corals and fish. New store has a lot of potential.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:39 AM   #3
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Been in 2X(yes I have no life)
Great service, great pricing.like Taipan said Lots of potential.
He's very nice and doesn't hound you when your in there but acknowledges you being there
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Ryan is awesome. Bought a bunch of stuff from him. Awesome prices, awesome knowledge, awesome everything. He's awesome.

Happy store-opening Ryan!
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #5
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Ive also been there twice, nice guy fair prices and all fish/snails have survived and are eating.

he could use a little help but im sure he'll hire someone soon.

Side Note: i hope he fills up those SW tanks up and puts in a frag tank
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ryan really hooked it up! super cool guy!
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I've been in twice now, and it's great to see another store open in the Mississauga area with such a knowledgable and easy going owner.

The saltwater section looks really good and there are a lot of beautiful corals and fish on display. The freshwater is coming together and hopefully within a couple of weeks there will be more livestock and plants available.

The store is really coming together, and it will only get better. Congrats on the new location Ryan.
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Default Special Orders and Wishlists......

This is where there is a STARK differentiation from R2O and other LFS:

Take into consideration that timing is everything for special orders and wish lists. The local LFS may order it for you; but it may never come in. It may be on the wholesaler's list but either some other LFS with more muscle (aka $$$ or repoire) is a priority, it doesn't ship because it was never 'available' in the first place or worse - it doesn't survive the journey. R2O and Ryan went ABOVE and BEYOND. He always kept my request in mind when ordering and never dismissed my 'wish list'. While he can't explicitly promise to bring in an item within your specific budget - he can and does fulfill his promise to keep his eyes open for you.

Throughout my travels for leisure and business; I've been fortunate enough to frequent A LOT of LFS and have established good relationships with most of them. Each has their own specialty in terms of service, price, and depth of variety of livestock and dry goods. I can honestly say I'm loyal to most of them. I go to certain places for certain items and each LFS knows I shop around. I give credit in public where it's due....and criticize in private. A HUGE Thank-you to R2O Aquariums and Ryan! Cheers Dude. Make NO mistake; he could have EASILY sold and flipped my special order item for a lot more $. He didn't. That's not how he conducts business. I can only imagine the interest it generated for the few days he had it. I am very fortunate. Cheers.
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Was not there and do not know Ryan personally, but I already hate this store. I know he is busy to serve my friend Taipan, but ...

Website does not have phone number
All emails sent, were not answered




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Was not there and do not know Ryan personally, but I already hate this store. I know he is busy to serve my friend Taipan, but ...

Website does not have phone number
All emails sent, were not answered
While there is a website, ryan has never been good at keeping them up to date.

I am out that way tomorrow possibly. I will let him know it is missing a phone number.

If you are out to the dundas strip, you really should add this store to your trip!
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